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This class will inform, contextualize and challenge viewers to rethink the notions of race and racism, while reconciling gaps in traditional education about U.S. history and offer tools and techniques to empower change in our own lives. Gain a foundational understanding of the history of white supremacy and discover a path forward through the limitless capacity and resilience of Black love. Free during the month of February.



This virtual conference will offer the opportunity to learn from Education Network members, meet contributors to The 1619 Project, and connect with journalists covering reporting related to The 1619 Project. Our Network members represent a variety of school contexts and have valuable insight on effectively implementing 1619 into the classroom.

The 1619 Education Conference is a free and open event, but we especially encourage educators interested in applying to the next 1619 Education Network cohort to attend.

Visit this page for the complete conference schedule, and register here!


Here is the challenge:


1)Sign up for 28 days of Black History emails at:

Each Email includes a cultural artifact, action steps, and discussion questions. All of the emails are curated by black artists, educators, and visionaries. The entire series centers on Black marginalized voices and stories that are often overlooked in Black History narratives.

2) Open as many emails as you can and learn something new about black history every day.

February 1-28, 2022


Virtual Screenings and Discussions

Now in its second year, The Boston Globe’s Black History Month Film Festival will honor and celebrate the lives, culture, and creativity of Black Americans through film. Both classic and new works will be made available for virtual viewing throughout the month. Each screening will also be followed by a virtual panel event to provide insight and context for these stories of strength, joy, and love. Join Globe writers and editors, filmmakers, and talent for these four installments.




Join us for a virtual panel of Scholastic authors, education experts, and booksellers who will give tips and book recommendations to celebrate Share Black Stories! If you have questions for our panelists, please enter them here!:

All attendees can access digital activities, brochures, and more here: Attendees will also be eligible to win a raffle of signed books by each of the featured authors!

The panel includes: - Moderator Deimosa Webber-Bey: Director, Information Services, Library Services at Scholastic - Vera Ahiyya: Kindergarten teacher and education influencer on Instagram @thetututeacher - Andrea Davis Pinkney: Award-winning author and founder of the Bright Brown Baby line of books - Kwame Mbalia: Bestselling author of Last Gate of the Emperor - Bryan Collier: Award-winning illustrator of All Because You Matter and We Shall Overcome - India Hill Brown: Beloved author of The Girl in the Lake and The Forgotten Girl

To see our Scholastic Parents Night: Share Black Stories Booklist, click here:


FEB 19 AT 2 PM – FEB 20 AT 10 PM


Acclaimed movies to be featured at annual Tuscaloosa film festival

The 10th Annual Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival, co-sponsored by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, will be held virtually on February 19 and 20.

Six acclaimed movies from the African continent and the broader African Diaspora will be screened at the festival. Participants can join via their own devices by logging on any time during the 30-hour period from 2 pm February 19 to 10 pm February 20.

The film festival is presented by the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation and Afram South Inc., two non-profit organizations that support education and public health initiatives in Ghana, West Africa, and West Alabama, respectively. The event is co-sponsored by CCHS and the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission. Tuscaloosa is a sister city of Sunyani-Techiman in Ghana.

Tickets for the film festival are $10 for general admission and are available online at


Monday, February 28, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.


The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans (Initiative) housed at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invites you to attend the upcoming virtual roundtable titled Breaking Barriers: A Systemic Approach to Support Black Student Mental Health on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.

The Initiative established the African American Education (AfAmEd) Connector Roundtable Series to address gaps and opportunities for African American students and families, and to highlight programs, policies, and practices that accelerate the learning and development of Black students of all ages.

This discussion, hosted by Senior Advisor Monique Toussaint, will feature experts from the field to discuss culturally competent best practices that support the mental health of Black students. The roundtable will enable participants to have access to information, resources, best and promising practices from ED, other federal agencies, and the field.



The Museum and the Library of Congress have produced an invaluable look at the Civil Rights Movement through the Civil Rights History Project.

Over the course of five years, the personal histories and testimonials of unsung activists of the 1950s and 1960s, were captured, and now, this unique collection of stories is available to all.

The Civil Rights History Project (CRHP) provides faces and voices to many of the previously unknown individuals who made valuable contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. These members of The Freedom Movement were committed to eliminating racial segregation and inequality in the United States, sometimes at a great cost to themselves, their families, and their community. By organizing voter registration drives, providing, housing, food, and money among many other duties, they worked to transform America and make it a better place. These interviews bear witness to those efforts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm


In A Great Moral and Social Force: A History of Black Banks, writer Timothy Todd of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City discusses the emergence of African American financial institutions and how they fostered economic independence and wealth-building within African American communities during Reconstruction and beyond. In a discussion moderated by Michael Fletcher, of ESPN’s Undefeated, Mr. Todd will provide the social and historic contexts for the establishment of black bank ownership by focusing on their emergence in the cities of Richmond, Virginia; Boley, Oklahoma; Chicago, Illinois; Memphis, Tennessee; and Detroit, Michigan. Download a digital copy of the book.


February 23 & 24 @ 7pm ET


Literacy Partners is an adult literacy program. African American and immigrant parents come to our program to transform their lives and create a brighter future for their family. Access to stories and the ability to tell one’s own are essential to heal from trauma – individual and collective. Adult literacy has always been a tool for liberation and a means of organizing to end systemic oppression.

Society continues to receive Morrison’s first novel with controversy. She is unapologetic in her depiction of the suffering and neglect of Black girls and women and the consequences of the psychological and physical violence they have endured for generations. Morrison is equally committed to lifting up their humanity and grace while interrogating the mechanisms by which oppression is internalized.

We present this public reading in solidarity with Black girls and women everywhere. Justice demands that we not look away.

Readers: Angela Davis, Edwidge Danticat, Glory Edim, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Jacqueline Woodson, Jesmyn Ward,

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Leila Mottley, Mahogany L. Browne, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Tayari Jones.


Monday, February 28, 2022 @6:00PM – 7:00PM  Online event


Chicago Public Library is pleased to welcome 2 time WNBA Champion, Broadcaster, and Mom Candace Parker as part of our new Voices for Justice speaker series, and in celebration of African American Heritage Month. Candace will be in conversation with ABC 7 sports anchor and reporter Dionne Miller Born on April 19, 1986, Candace Nicole Parker is one of the most decorated female basketball players to ever put on a uniform. As the youngest of Larry and Sara Parker’s three children, Candace grew up under her two older brothers, Marcus and former NBA player Anthony, and fell in love with the game of basketball at an early age. Candace, who was the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, is more than just a star on the court, she is an inspiration to all those around her. A WNBA Champion, WNBA Finals MVP, 2x WNBA MVP, 2x Gold Medalist, and WNBA Rookie of the Year are just a few of Candace’s many accomplishments throughout her career on the court. Off the court, Candace’s list extends just as long, ranging from being a mother to 8-year-old daughter Lailaa, to a renowned broadcaster, and inspiring role model for young women everywhere. Candace plays for Chicago's champions, the Chicago Sky